Candidate Betsy Rivard - VP of Programs (Re-election for 2nd Term)
I am also active in other organizations in Atlanta, and am on the boards of three of them (Women’s Action for New Directions, both nationally and locally; Georgians for Gun Safety; and Nuclear Watch South). I feel that through my experience in these organizations I have made connections that have provided me with ideas for programs in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
Candidate Matthew Morgan - VP of Programs & VP of Advocacy
Matt has an industry background in Retail and Hospitality & Tourism, serving in leadership and individual contributor roles with The Walt Disney Company, Publix Super Markets, and Finish Line prior to joining KPMG.
He presently holds a MBA from the University of Florida, and MS (Hospitality and Tourism Management) and BSBA (Management) from the University of Central Florida - and he was recently admitted to the Doctorate of Education (EdD) program at the University of Pennsylvania, beginning in June of 2019.Outside of work, Matt and his spouse Kali enjoy spending time with their dog (a German Shepherd named Natasha), playing golf, and making improvements to their home in Roswell, GA.
Candidate Mark Bell - VP of Public Relations and Marketing
In my former Naacp youth and college coordinator , Executive director Democrats Georgia role, I exercise a calculated and methodical approach to problem solving. While I am independently motivated, I appreciate collective efforts and collaborate productively within group settings. Moreover, I am competent in leadership and organizing with proficiency in communication .
This opportunity is especially exciting as my professional goals align with United Nations -USA mission and values. Further, my leadership, experience, from being a chief of staff for a state senator add value to the role I will play with the United Nation. My radio skills will serve to support your continued organizational efforts.
Candidate Selen Beduk - VP of Advocacy & VP of Programs
After working as a lecturer in large educational organizations such as Northern Cyprus Eastern Mediterranean University, Yeditepe University, Marmara University and Okan University, I started to work at Maltepe University School of Foreign Languages Department. As of November 2014, I had been charged as a lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration International Trade and Logistics Department at the same university. During that time, I also served as Erasmus Coordinator and Internship & Student Advisor. After moving to the US in August 2015 with my husband who is a Coca-Cola executive, I worked part-time in Atlanta International School and currently working in Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business as a Research Project Coordinator (Tech Temp).
My research interests include sustainability practices such as climate change, GHG emissions, waste management and eco-friendly environmental solutions. I’m self-motivated, service oriented, passionate about creating value in society and making a difference to students, enjoys being part of a team working towards common goals, and can work independently. In addition to research-related coordination, I pitched in to develop a social media plan, and now stepped up to do the same for alumni engagement.